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THE DESIGN PROCESS

Faculty of Architecture, Delft University of technology Strategic Architectural Design Development (SADD) Msc 5, Chair of Materialization

1st Tutor (A): Ir. Maarten Korpershoek 2nd Tutor (BT): Ir. Huib Plomp External Examiner: Dr. Ir. Ana María Fernández Maldonado Student: D. Kaatee (1401475) Date: 07 March 2013

Preface This paper is part graduation studio SADD (Strategic Architectural Design Development). In this document the focus will be on showing the way of working during the design process from February 2012 till April 2013. The design development and understanding it better is the aim in this studio. With an urban design, architectural design and the building technology this project in very wide orientated. We learned to investigate different design strategies and designs to develop our conceptual design ideas into a worked-out design with an scientific and more technical approach. The design project in this studio is the UN Environmental Council (UNEC). This will be the Headquarters of Sustainability for the United Nations and from this location they want to coordinate the global developments on sustainability and investigate the global environmental issues. On the following pages there is a reflection on the my design process during this design course. On the next page you will find the content with the different chapters in which I explain the project and the design process I used.

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INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................................................ 4 DESIGN METHODOLOGY .................................................................................................................................. 6 RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE FACADE .............................................................................................. 9 REFLECTION.................................................................................................................................................... 13 NOTES ............................................................................................................................................................ 14

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Introduction UNEC - United Nations Environmental Council The last decennia people get more aware about their environment and the global sustainability issues. The thinning ozone layer, the rising of the water level and the shrinkage of the rainforest are just a few examples of issues people discuss about. On the other hand there are lots of developments, big or small, to solve these problems. To make it more effective and accelerate these developments there must be a powerful organisation. The UN Environmental Council, will be the headquarters of Sustainability for the United Nations and from this location they want to coordinate the global developments on sustainability and investigate the global environmental issues. With the power and knowledge of the United Nations, the UNEC must take a leading role into the world containing the global sustainability issues and developments. The knowledge of the UNEC are separated in four different groups which will get a place into the new headquarters: · Collect: collect research material and publish reports; · Produce: produce the policy for propagate and exchange of knowledge and reports; · Propagate: propagate the knowledge to citizens, corporations and governments; · Exchange: exchange knowledge with countries, regions, and science and commercial parties. Problem statement and goals for the project Problem statement: - The UN Environmental Council will host different groups of visitors, like tourists, delegates and Employee's of the United Nations. How can we solve the safety issues for those groups but still making an building for all those users? - The building is the UN Environmental Council which deals with environmental and sustainable issues. The building...
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